El Paso del Norte
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -218' -66 m
High: 4,394' 1,339 m
Low: 4,177' 1,273 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
Current trail conditions
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“Follow a high line between arroyos on Lost Dog's longest ridgeline path.”— Brendan Ross
El Paso is in the desert, so be wise about the climate. Summers are regularly in the 90's or above, winters will drop to the 30's and 40's. Lightning storms are frequent in the late afternoons during the warmer months. Winds are frequent and gusts over 50 mph are not unusual. Dust storms, strongest in the late spring, can be hazardous and reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile. Check the weather before you go, and let someone know where you will be.
Mountain biking is popular in the Lost Dog area, and while runners have the right of way over cyclists, it's often the safer option to step or run to the side to allow them to pass. Sometimes you'll get thanked, but usually not - but better to be a good user of the trail than to end up in a cactus, tangled in some guy's derailleur.
After about six-tenths of a mile, a rocky runoff segment splits from the trail, near a faint shortcut to the west that is easy to miss. While the runoff can be followed down the hill, it is uneven and slippery, so continue on the trail as it turns to the right, switching back as it descends. At the bottom of the hill, the trail ends at the intersection of El Refri and Worm.
Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Franklin Mountains State Park